Berlin, 1934: JOHN FLAUS plays Goethe, the puppeteer whose mechanical clockwork knife-throwing act is under surviellence by a slimy SS agent (Heinze Boek). The showdown comes at a New York presentation of the show.
Made at Swinburne School of Film & Television (now VCA Film School, Victoria, Australia) in 1990.
The film went on to appear at fourteen international film festivals and was screened at the opening of the 1991 New York Film Festival.
Festivals include - New York, London, Annecy, Turin, Hong Kong, Seattle, Oberhausen.
Puppenhead also won the ATOM award for innovation, and was nominated for three Australian Film Institute Awards - best film in non-feature category, best sound in non-feature category and best editing in non-feature category.
Puppenhead was picked up by Canal+ in Spain.
Written and Directed by David Cox
Animation by David Cox
Director of Photography - Walter Repich
Production Manager - Sarah Zadeh (formerly Sarah Johnson)
Music by Ian Eccles-Smith
Ian's Puppenhead music download pages are here:
Editor and Sound Design - Graeme Jackson
Produced by David Atkinson
Executive Producer John Bird
Made with the Assistance of the Australian Film Commission (post production grant)